2 killed, 3 transported in San Bernardino car crash
“It was a four-vehicle accident and two people were extricated with one of them going to Jersey City Medical Center,” said Port Authority police spokesman Joe Pentangelo. There were no fatalities, he added. Pentangelo said Abdurrahe Ali, 31, of Bayonne, struck a car on 12th Street then sped off north towards 13th Street before striking additional vehicles. Abdurrahe was later issued summonses for reckless driving, unsafe operation of a motor vehicle and leaving the scene of accident, Pentangelo said. He said an unidentified 32-year-old passenger in Abdurrahe’s car fractured his right leg. Abdurrahe was also taken to Jersey City Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries, Pentangelo said. Chris Yglesias, 30, of Jersey City was going to Hoboken to visit a friend when a green Honda with “loud mufflers” grazed the right side of his car and sped off towards 13th Street. “My car was hit on the right side,” said Ygliesias. “The side view mirror was knocked out and there’s a scratch from the back panel to the front. He must of been going over 40 m.p.h.” Near 13th Street on Marin Boulevard standing a few feet away from the wreckage, Gary Wilson of North Bergen was in disbelief and in pain as he and his girlfriend, Tara Steward, were in the SUV that was struck from the rear and careened into Mecca Trucking, located at 580 Marin Blvd. Stewart and Wilson were coming back from shopping at Newport Mall. “We were in the car listening to our music when all of a sudden we heard, ‘boom,'” said Stewart. “We were stopped at the (red) light when the car came out of nowhere and hit multiple cars,” said Wilson. Yglesias said all he remembers hearing was the muffler of the vehicle that struck his car. “I got lucky or maybe unlucky,” said Yglesias. “Maybe if the car had hit me harder there wouldn’t have been that big of an accident.” Kaled Awad, 39, of Jersey City was on his way to pick up his wife and newborn from the hospital when he heard screeches. He was in the minivan with his two infant kids. “They just ‘nubbed’ us,” said Awad.
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Veterans at Increased Risk for Car Accidents
The other female did not suffer any substantial injuries. “It sounded like something was scraping at the back door, and it went on for a little while, uh, so I got up and walked around the house,” said neighbor Brian Bouskill. “I looked outside and I didn’t see anything because I didn’t look up the hill. When I went back to bed, my wife woke up and she looked outside and saw the car on the side of the hill.” The San Bernardino Police Department is investigating the accident. Neighbors say they heard cars racing and wonder if that could have been a factor in the crash. Investigators say there was evidence at the scene that indicates most of the occupants in the car were under the influence of alcohol at the time. Anyone with information regarding the incident was urged to contact San Bernardino police Officer E.
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Losing control of a vehicle and unfamiliar objects in the road were reported by troops as being the major cause for car accidents. Post-Deployment Anxiety to Blame for Auto Accident Increase University of Minnesota researchers contributed to the study by researching behaviors that cause returning servicemen and women to have at-fault auto accidents. They found that many war veterans continue to drive on public roads the same way they drove in war zones. Half of the veterans who participated in the study reported that they feel anxious when other vehicles come near them too fast or block them in. The researchers found that post-deployed military personnel drive too fast, dont stop at intersections and assume they have the right of way. Family and friends of returning soldiers reported their perception that their military loved ones drove more dangerously after their return.
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